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BRAZIL: Man killed as he tries to save woman [video]

A 61-year-old homeless man in Brazil was killed after a shot to the chest, as he fought with a gunman to save a woman. The gunman, Luiz Antonio da Silva (49), was threatening to kill a woman outside the famous Sao Paulo Cathedral in Brazil. Silva was shot and injured by police as Lima bravely intervened. […]

Calvin Prasad

September 8, 2015 2:28 am

A 61-year-old homeless man in Brazil was killed after a shot to the chest, as he fought with a gunman to save a woman.

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Francisco Erasmo Rodrigues de Lima, was killed after the gunman shot him in the chest. The woman held hostage has survived. Francisco received at least two bullets to the chest and died at the scene. Photo: unilad.co.uk

The gunman, Luiz Antonio da Silva (49), was threatening to kill a woman outside the famous Sao Paulo Cathedral in Brazil.

Silva was shot and injured by police as Lima bravely intervened. Silva has previously spent 22 years in prison for theft, damage of property and causing bodily harm.

A video of the shooting is below.

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